September 28, 2004

Guantanamo Inmates "Trial"

The British Guantanamo inmates will not face a Military Court Marshal under an agreement made between Britain and the US earlier this year. Under the Military Court Marshal they would have had no access to legal representation, hearsay evidence would have been applicable and there would have been a presumption of guilt. Instead, they will face a Military Commission where they have no access to legal representation, hearsay evidence is applicable and there is a presumption of guilt. Tony Blair apparently intervened after the Military Tribunal was announced. Great job you've done there Tony - all that influence you have gained by joining George's phony war. Well done.